Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge

Home Sweet Home

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $2,800

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 30cm by 20cm x 20cm

Signed: Lower Right

General Information: A collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022

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Heart Shaped Mumma

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,500

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 31cm by 25cm x 23cm

Signed: Lower Left

General Information: A collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022

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Witching Hour

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,600

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, glaze, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 41cm by 27cm x 24cm

Signed: Lower Centre

General Information: A collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022

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Extended Family

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,800

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 44cm by 29cm x 18cm

Signed: Lower Left

General Information: A collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022

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Mothers Day

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,000

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 44cm by 21cm x 21cm

Signed: Lower Right

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Nuclear Family

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,600

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, glaze, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 36cm by 35cm x 17cmcm

Signed: Lower Right

General Information: A collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022

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Me Time

By Catherine Ward & Brett Lethbridge $3,600

Medium: Ceramic (porcelaneous stoneware, glaze, underglaze) Fired to 1280 degrees C in an electric kiln

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 44cm by 23cm x 23cm

Signed: Lower Centre

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About the collaboration

These works were created in a collaboration between Catherine Ward and Brett Lethbridge at her studio in Geelong in April 2022.

Catherine had bought a 'Family' series painting from Brett at a Melbourne Art Fair in 2007 and after getting in touch recently decided to join forces to produce a set of sculptural pieces on this theme.

The concept was to combine the utilitarian nature of the ceramic container, whose place is often at the centre of the home, with a depiction of the realities of family life in the linear design. The drawings shows the highs and lows of that life depicted in a playful cartoon style,  cartoon language so familiar to parents of young families, in order for the observations to be more palatable to those who recognize their own stories in the pieces.

Catherine Ward Bio

Catherine Ward creates, and fires hand built, sculptural stoneware ceramics in her home studio in Geelong, Victoria.

Pieces are built using coiling, pinching or slab construction and then added to with hand painted underglaze detail, sgraffito, mono printing, water etching or sculptural details.

Hand-building sculptural vessels with individuality is only part of the joyful process. The decorative aspect of her ceramic work is influenced by an extensive list of what motivates and inspires her including street art, vintage signs, and black and white photography. Patina, imperfections, and touchable textures are embraced, with her use of pattern and detail becoming more relaxed and expressive over time.

In her work contrast and balance, line and pattern are celebrated so, combined with her existing love of Brett Lethbridge’s ‘Family’ series of paintings, the collaboration with Brett is an ideal match.

Exhibitions:

2022, Brunswick St Small Works Art Prize (group exhibition), Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria

2021, ‘Breaking out Creatively’ (group exhibition) Artisans of Australia, Drysdale, Victoria

2019, ‘Fired Earth’ (group exhibition) Art Space, Anglesea, Victoria

Awards:

2022, Finalist North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2022, Townsville Queensland

2021, Finalist Biblio Art Prize 2021, Blarney Books and Art, Port Fairy, Victoria

2020, Finalist (Highly Commended) Biblio Art Prize 2020, Blarney Books and Art, Port Fairy, Victoria.

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